When it comes to the king of tablets it’s Apple and when it comes to the king of smartphones its Samsung. What? Yes folks you read that right, the numbers are out and it is a wake up call for Apple who currently might be the most valuable company in the world but is quite far behind Samsung in sales number. Samsung has sold a record breaking 51 million smartphone’s previous quarter beating Apple’s 26 million iPhones.
Samsung Corps shipped 50.5 million smartphone’s which includes the very popular Samsung Galaxy S3, breaking all previous records by any smartphone vendor. That’s about 560,000 smartphones being sold every day for the last 90 days, which makes Samsung capture 32 percent of the overall market share while on the other hand Apple controls 20 percent of the overall market share of 146 million smartphones.
What is interesting is that Apple missed the Wall Street’s number by around 2-4 million. It was expected that Apple would sell around 28-30 million iPhone’s in the previous quarter, but yesterday’s earning call was kind of a shock as Apple hardly ever misses Wall Street’s numbers. Apple has missed only once in the last nine years.
As you can see from the numbers Samsung beat Apple by a big margin around 25 million smartphones no wonder Samsung posted its record profit of $5.9 billion.
Tim Cook blamed rumours regarding the iPhone 5 as the case for missing the Wall Street’s number, as many Apple fans are delaying buying an iPhone as it is expected the next generation iPhone will drop after some months including some much needed upgrades.
Samsung and Apple have been going against each other for as long as I remember, suing each other for even the smallest details. Hell! They can’t even decide where to sit in the court room.